Our expert says:
Do you absolutely have to continue living with these parents ? The stepmother sounds childish and selfish But at 22 you need not allow her to decide if you can go out with friends. It sounds indeed psychologically abusive. Speak calmly to your dad about it, and speak to your actual biomom, and explore going to stay on your own and making your own life. Maybe then the awful stepmom will turn her over-controlling efforts to your dad, who may then begin to understand what you were talking about
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